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  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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When you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Beachcomber Pearl Market and Cook Islands Library and Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Main Rd, Muri Beach
Rarotonga, Cook Islands


5.0 Excellent 497 Reviews
My new happy place

I can’t fault our holiday at this wonderful place.the location is perfect, white sandy beachfront villas in the Muri lagoon. Villa 3 is stunning. And the managers are the epitome of discreet five star service. The staff were overwhelmingly helpful and did not disturb us while we were enjoying the peace and quiet.
Villa three has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen lounge and cinema room inside. Outside there is a wide beachfront deck with four sunloungers and a dining table. Then there is the private courtyard with swimming pool, spa pool, sun loungers and dining table. If you want to have a private holiday, this is the villa to get. Not once did the staff disturb me while I was reading or relaxing. Housekeeping comes once a day but times it to make sure you’re out. The privacy of the courtyard has me sold on this place. No one can see you and the high walls block the wind.
We asked for breakfast ingredients to be delivered the night before so I could cook breakfast each morning. The kitchen has a dishwasher and a washing machine so is fully self contained. You could easily stay here all day and never leave. Of course your villa comes with two kayaks and snorkeling equipment if you want to enjoy the lagoon, but I couldn’t be dragged away from the courtyard and pool.
I also tried the spa which is down the road from the villas. The therapist was amazing, fantastic technique. I had a seaweed wrap with a Vichy shower and a facial. Both were amazing. Then a manicure and pedicure. A note to those who have their nails done, they only offer natural nail manicures. No acrylic, gel or other types are available, and they don’t have high end equipment for this, but my standard manicure was done beautifully.
I came away from my holiday feeling totally relaxed.
I’m keen to return again. The best service and villa I’ve experienced in the pacific. Just brilliant.

Blissful Rumours in Magical Rarotonga

A blissful week away in Rarotonga never disappoints.
As first time stayers at Rumours for myself and frequent travel buddy (and bff) we just loved it. The accomodation has pretty much everything you could need or want for a short trip away, with an in-villa washing machine being an added extra.
Villa 1 had the perfect blend of space, privacy and shelter from that not so uncommon Cook Islands wind.
The private pool as a real luxury and one that will be hard to not have as a must for the next pacific island getaway.
Daily breakfast discretely deliver to your door the afternoon before was fabulous, knowing you could self-cook at whatever time suited you.
A lovely four seat outdoor dining set on the front deck was enjoyed most mornings with a plunger of fresh coffee, croissants and fresh fruit. For those more indulgent mornings we enjoyed bacon, eggs and tasty hashbrowns as part of the sumptuous breakfast offerings.
Andrew and Belinda took care of any bookings we needed and gave us fabulous recommendations for the many eating options available on the island.
The villa had a huge range of movies to choose from as part of evening relaxation, though a couple of the movies did cut off just before the end, small update needed to ensure the best parts of the movies aren’t missed.
Two huge four poster beds with seperate ensuites were fabulous. Generous showers with glass block walls made you feel like you were truly somewhere special.
Discrete daily servicing meant every time we came back after an adventure around the island our villa was once again sparkling clean and tidy.
Having your own set of kayaks to explore the lagoon as an added bonus.
Rumours-I think you’ve now spoilt me so much that I’m not sure how I’ll cope without a return visit
Thanks for the memories
Lynne and Vanessa (Aug-Sep 2019)

Superb and private

My husband and I adored this place. Super private and the villas are huge, well designed and beautiful. Just a short walk down the beach from the Yacht Club and other resorts. Definitely the best on the island.